You need to recognise that you are essentially taking a carp angler’s type of approach to catching a much smaller fish. Regular, accurate recasting is essential because the only bait introduced will be through the feeder. What I like about this rig is that I’ve reduced the size of the stops and the quick change swivel. 2. Arriving in the car park during darkness I pushed my barrow up the path of Stoneacreas and through the gate into Willow. After trying many different lines and hook patterns I’d settled on size 18 Korum hooks tied to 2 to 3 inches of 0.13mm Preston Reflo Power line. Any level of slack gives the flexibility for the fish to get rid of the rig. Great info and tips I’m about to indulge in some mullet fishing firstly before getting started on the roach .Will try out the short heli rig shown with maggots and hope to get my first UK 2lb roach .the next 3 months will be interesting.mullet and roach .thanks again guys. I saw how effective helicopter rigs can be around six or seven years ago on my first couple of trips to Frensham Great Pond. I saw how effective helicopter rigs can be around six or seven years ago on my first couple of trips to Frensham Great Pond. I have seen various anglers use a fluorocarbon leader to ensure the last few feet of line around the rig sits flush to the lake bed. At times can be no walk over, but if you worked hard and put in the time and effort some good catches were on the cards. We are more than happy to help. Korum tackle is designed for the modern pleasure and specialist angler, offering top quality products that will help transform your fishing for the better. A feeder weighing a minimum of 30g creates a good bolt-effect for better hooking, © 1962-2019 Bauer Media Group These Heli-Kits make it easy. I had just relayed my confidence to Alan when one of my bobbins dropped back. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. On the bait front I found white maggots were more successful and I settled on a single flavour – Archie Braddocks Spice Surprise. It wasn’t long before I felt I was starting to compete with the regular’s on this venue. All I could think about was a big Linch roach, so in the middle of the night I got all my kit ready. I’m just going to give this rig a try. Above: My first '3'. The float is the more traditional approach of the two and wading out in the shallow margins spraying maggots can lead to some good fun fishing. They are highly visual and stand out on most lakebeds very well. The hooklength also does not have to be too thin. I guess you can fish a team of flies in freshwater now I think of it but pretty sure multi hooked coarse fishing would be frowned upon if not illegal. Britain’s favourite species can be caught on a wide range of different tactics, from … It's also had Crucians and Tench in there so who knows what I will catch but the Roach are my target. There are several technical edges I learnt that certainly helped put more fish on the bank. It was as if someone had flicked a switch to start feeding and almost immediately switched it off again. © Copyright 2017. This rig works in both stillwaters and rivers and creates a concentration of bait with the hookbait in the centre. 1) Cut a 30cm length of the Powerline to form the hooklength. I don’t know if it makes a difference but I have great confidence in it and that is the most important thing with bait flavours! Website Terms  I had learnt a lot in my two winters roach fishing and was confident of success the following year but as with so many things in fishing the reality turned out different. It's a having it rig and ther's loads of vids on YouTube showing the variables of how and where to use it and how deadly effective it is. Invariably at least once whilst playing a fish in you get that sinking feeling in your stomach that the hook has pulled, only to be relieved a fraction of a moment later to feel it still pulling. A 3lb roach in the UK is as worthy as the capture of a 50lb carp. These days I use Sonubaits Spicy Sausage Flavour Shaker for the same impact. Old Portsmouth Road, Helicopter rigs for Roach & Rudd by Alan Stagg. The irony of it was the following afternoon in the sunshine I was sat in just a T-shirt. Doesn’t sound very legal to me but I could be wrong. On one occasion there were a number of anglers fishing and the only two bites of the day came from different swims but within 5 minutes of each other. Threading a Target Mini Anti Tangle Sleeve onto the hook length to help create a boom, kicking out the hook length away from the mainline helps reduce tangles as well. As I looked at it one last time as I slipped it back I savoured the moment, I had worked harder for this fish than any other which made it’s capture all the sweeter. Accuracy of casting and a few finer details soon bought the fish and it wasn’t long before I felt things were starting to come together. Duncan chairman and Dai gribble explain in there vids really well.